overall
93
79
style
Brewed by Brouwerij Girardin
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Sint Ulriks-Kapelle, Belgium

bottling
unknown

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lambik until the age of about 6 months (on oak casks) is considered young (Jong in Dutch) and traditionally sold as such. The difference in flavor and palate between both Jong and Oud is substantial.

Please note the age of the sample you are reviewing when entering your rating. While many factors determine whether you have had "Jonge" or "Oude" Lambik, a general rule of thumb is to enter 1 year-old or older lambik under "Girardin Oude Lambik" and anything less than 6 months-old under "Girardin Jonge Lambik".

For those between 6 and 12 months of age, you should take in to consideration the character of the lambik. Samples presenting themselves as hazy/cloudy, with some head-formation and residual sugar should be entered as "Jonge Lambik", while those that are drier, higher in clarity and with little/no head formation should be entered as "Oude Lambik".

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Martinus' rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (4701) - Baarle-Nassau, - FEB 5, 2013
Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of cheese, funk, young cheese, malts and silage. Quite sweet flavour, caramel, light cheese touch. Finish cheese and light tart.
(Draught from a plastic 5L container @ Brugs Bier Festival 2013, Brugge, Belgium)


4
martjoobolut (5121) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2017
Tap at beertemple (as girardin lambik, no idea if it’s young or old and barman also didn’t know. It’s not very sour and a bit hazy so i guess young.) Pours bit hazy amber. Aroma is funky, fruity, sour. Flavor is mild sourness, funk, some bitterness, fruits. Great balance. Overall: great.

3.4
dunklermessias (330) - GERMANY - APR 18, 2017
Bag in Box @ Muted Horn Berlin. Pours with a hazy, deep orange color and a small white head. The nose is fruity, mostly green fruits like apples, pears and grapes, some malts. Taste of fruits, not as sour as expected, of apples, pears and grapes, shlightly lemon. Nice dry finish.

3.4
kermis (14553) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
Glass at Grote dorst. Clear amber with no head. Appearance strongly suggests it’s old but it was dated only 3 months old. Aroma of malt, cheesy notes, light citrus and light funk. Flavour is above light sweet and light moderate sour. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. [18-09-2016]

3.5
BeerandBlues2 (13813) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Draught at 3 Fonteinen. Pours hazy orange with a small, bubbly off-white head, medium retention with no lacing. Aroma is oak, black walnut, cracker malt and lemon. Flavor is s tart lemon, light black walnuts, medium cracker malt, oak notes and a dry finish. Light body and faint carbonation.

4
SinH4 (6257) - Garching b. M�nchen, GERMANY - APR 22, 2016
At some café in Itterbeek. Golden color with small white head. Aroma is apples, some residual sugars, caramel. Taste is undescribable Lambic funk with a slight residual sugar body. Really hard to describe, there’s no concrete apple fruitiness or so. No carbonation. Great Lambic.

3.7
Stuu666 (14838) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Keg at t antwaerps bierhuiske. Pours deep orange, nose is funky, apple, fruity, taste is dry, light fruit, funky, little vinegar

3.5
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2015
Had this multiple times from a 10L cask at home, don’t know why I didn’t rate it yet... APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, almost no head. NOSE: slightly fruity, oak, sour. TASTE: fruity, quite sugary still, sour, nice balance

3.3
kraddel (8888) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2015
2 months old when sampled. Pours unclear, dark amber. Smell is earthy, erthy vegetables to be more precicely . Taste is sharp, sour, perfumy, twisted sour-sweet touch , with an ending that is still pure wort. Definetly way to young when sampled, but apparently it is the base of something great since I love the old one...

3.6
AdamChandler (5178) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Cask obviously. nice bright orange w/ a little bit of dark accents. Nose was sweet and had a cheap hard candy nose just a little bit of oak Oily and sweet finish. I was told this one was 2 months.

4.2
Alengrin (5718) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
Classic unblended lambic which is often used by other brewers as well because of its refined and delicate character. Orangey blonde colour with pinkish hue, obviously no head, very complex aroma, very fruity (lemon, peach, apple), rose petals, straw, medium dry sherry, hay, horseblanket, yoghurt, honey, vinegar; very estery fruitiness in the mouth, mellow, sourishness sufficient but not harsh, refined and utterly complex. One of the best unblended lambic I tasted so far, fully lives up to its reputation.


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